High School Baseball: For the first time since the mid 90’s, Fort Campbell has won an 8th district game. The Falcons knocked off Hopkinsville 3-0 on Wednesday. The Falcons improved to 7-8 on the season and 1-2 in 8th district play, while Hopkinsville fell to 9-8 overall and 2-1 in district action.
The two teams meet again this afternoon at Tiger Stadium at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show beginning at 5:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Other games today: University Heights hosts Marshall County, Russellville welcomes Kenwood, TN, Logan County goes against Muhlenberg County, Caldwell County meets Crittenden County in the 2nd region All A final at Lyon County, Dawson Springs hosts Christian Fellowship, Madisonville hosts Bowling Green.
High School Softball: Christian County entertains Marshall County, Hopkinsville and Trigg County play at Crittenden County, Logan County goes to Barren County, Hopkins Central welcomes Dawson Springs, Madisonville hosts Caldwell County.
Hopkinsville High basketball player Laurence Smith signed to play collegiately for Lincoln Trail College on Wednesday. Smith helped lead the Tigers to a 32-3 record this season, along with an 8th district and 2nd region championship.
One of Smith’s teammates, CJ Childress, will sign a letter today with Western Kentucky Tech to play basketball. Also signing collegiate letters today are Christian County’s Travis Brown, who will play golf for Brescia University and Jasmine Matchen, who is scheduled to sign with Lindsey Wilson College to play softball.
College Basketball: Following a 38 year career that has seen her win 1,098 games, the most in NCAA basketball and eight women’s national championships, Tennessee’s Pat Summitt is becoming head coach emetrius.
Summitt will be replaced on the bench by long time assistant Holly Warlick. The official announcement will be made today in Knoxville. Summitt will still be involved with the women’s basketball program and with UT’s athletic department. Summitt as you may recall was diagnosed with early onset dementia last fall.
Western Kentucky women’s coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced Wednesday Leasia Wright from Manual has signed a letter to play for the Lady Toppers next season. Clark-Heard also announced junior college guard Bianca McGee from Kilgore Junior College will join the program.
Clark-Heard also announced the hiring of Greg Collins as an assistant coach. Collins, a Louisville native, has spent the last five seasons as an assistant at Arkansas.
University of Kentucky signee Alex Poythress of Clarksville Northeast has been named a USA Today All American. Poythress was selected on the third team. Poythress just played in the Jordan Brand Classic and played in the McDonalds All American game. Fellow Kentucky signee Merlens Noel was selected to the USA Today first team.
Austin Peay picked up a basketball signee Wednesday. AJ Lynch, a 6-2 guard from Mobile, Alabama will join the Governors this season. Lynch averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds for Blount High School during his senior season. Lynch is the fourth incoming freshman joining the Governor program.
College Football: Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer is denying a radio report out of Nashville earlier this week he has been contacted by Arkansas about its vacancy.
The 61-year-old Fulmer tells the Knoxville News Sentinel he has not been contacted about replacing Bobby Petrino, but says Arkansas is a great place. Fulmer has not coached since leaving the Vols program in 2008.
PGA Tour: Kentuckians Steve Flesch and JB Holmes are playing in the Valero Texas Open which begins today at the TPC San Antonio.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost to Oklahoma City 7-5 Wednesday. The two teams conclude their series with a doubleheader at 6:05 tonight at Greer Stadium.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated Great Lakes 5-4 in the series finale Wednesday at Bowling Green Ballpark. The Hot Rods open a series with Cedar Rapids this evening.